Recipe courtesy of Cat Cora

Orange-Scented Almond Cookies: Amygdalota me Orange

  • Level: Easy
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Inactive: 20 min
  • Cook: 10 min
  • Yield: 24 cookies
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Ingredients

3 cups blanched almonds

3 cups confectioners sugar

1 tablespoon orange water

1/4 cup orange juice, plus more, for shaping

Directions

  1. Grind the almonds in a food processor until ground fine. Add in 2 1/2 cups of sugar. Put the almond mixture into a small saucepan on medium high heat. Add in the liquids and simmer until sugar is dissolved. Put aside to cool.
  2. Once cool, shape tablespoon-sized portions of the mixture into 1 1/2-inch-high pear shapes, wetting your fingers with the juice. Dredge each cookie in confectioners or granulated sugar to coat. Wrap individually in cellophane or place in a box with a lid. Let stand for at least 3 days before serving.